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124 + 659 = 783 125 + 739 = 864 127 + 359 = 486 127 + 368 = 495 128 + 367 = 495 128 + 439 = 567 129 + 357 = 486 129 + 438 = 567 129 + 654 = 783 129 + 735 = 864 134 + 658 = 792 135 + 729 = 864 138 + 429 = 567 138 + 654 = 792 139 + 428 = 567 139 + 725 = 864 142 + 596 = 738 142 + 695 = 837 143 + 586 = 729 145 + 692 = 837 146 + 583 = 729 146 + 592 = 738 152 + 487 = 639 152 + 784 = 936 154 + 629 = 783 154 + 638 = 792 154 + 782 = 936 157 + 329 = 486 157 + 482 = 639 158 + 634 = 792 159 + 327 = 486 159 + 624 = 783 162 + 387 = 549 162 + 783 = 945 163 + 782 = 945 167 + 328 = 495 167 + 382 = 549 168 + 327 = 495 173 + 286 = 459 173 + 295 = 468 175 + 293 = 468 176 + 283 = 459 182 + 367 = 549 182 + 394 = 576 182 + 457 = 639 182 + 493 = 675 182 + 754 = 936 182 + 763 = 945 183 + 276 = 459 183 + 492 = 675 183 + 546 = 729 183 + 762 = 945 184 + 392 = 576 184 + 752 = 936 186 + 273 = 459 186 + 543 = 729  187 + 362 = 549 187 + 452 = 639 192 + 384 = 576 192 + 483 = 675 192 + 546 = 738 192 + 645 = 837 193 + 275 = 468 193 + 482 = 675 194 + 382 = 576 195 + 273 = 468 195 + 642 = 837 196 + 542 = 738 214 + 569 = 783 214 + 659 = 873 215 + 478 = 693 215 + 748 = 963 216 + 378 = 594 216 + 738 = 954 218 + 349 = 567 218 + 376 = 594 218 + 439 = 657 218 + 475 = 693 218 + 736 = 954 218 + 745 = 963 219 + 348 = 567 219 + 438 = 657 219 + 564 = 783 219 + 654 = 873 234 + 657 = 891 235 + 746 = 981 236 + 718 = 954 236 + 745 = 981 237 + 654 = 891 238 + 419 = 657 238 + 716 = 954 239 + 418 = 657 241 + 596 = 837 243 + 576 = 819 243 + 675 = 918 245 + 673 = 918 245 + 718 = 963 245 + 736 = 981 246 + 573 = 819 246 + 591 = 837 246 + 735 = 981 248 + 319 = 567 248 + 715 = 963 249 + 318 = 567 251 + 397 = 648 254 + 619 = 873 254 + 637 = 891 257 + 391 = 648 257 + 634 = 891 259 + 614 = 873 264 + 519 = 783 269 + 514 = 783  271 + 593 = 864 271 + 683 = 954 273 + 186 = 459 273 + 195 = 468 273 + 546 = 819 273 + 591 = 864 273 + 645 = 918 273 + 681 = 954 275 + 193 = 468 275 + 418 = 693 275 + 643 = 918 276 + 183 = 459 276 + 318 = 594 276 + 543 = 819 278 + 316 = 594 278 + 415 = 693 281 + 394 = 675 281 + 673 = 954 283 + 176 = 459 283 + 671 = 954 284 + 391 = 675 286 + 173 = 459 291 + 357 = 648 291 + 384 = 675 291 + 546 = 837 291 + 573 = 864 293 + 175 = 468 293 + 571 = 864 294 + 381 = 675 295 + 173 = 468 296 + 541 = 837 297 + 351 = 648 314 + 658 = 972 316 + 278 = 594 317 + 529 = 846 317 + 628 = 945 318 + 249 = 567 318 + 276 = 594 318 + 627 = 945 318 + 654 = 972 319 + 248 = 567 319 + 527 = 846 324 + 567 = 891 324 + 657 = 981 327 + 159 = 486 327 + 168 = 495 327 + 519 = 846 327 + 564 = 891 327 + 618 = 945 327 + 654 = 981 328 + 167 = 495 328 + 617 = 945 329 + 157 = 486 329 + 517 = 846 341 + 586 = 927 342 + 576 = 918  346 + 572 = 918 346 + 581 = 927 348 + 219 = 567 349 + 218 = 567 351 + 297 = 648 352 + 467 = 819 354 + 618 = 972 354 + 627 = 981 357 + 129 = 486 357 + 291 = 648 357 + 462 = 819 357 + 624 = 981 358 + 614 = 972 359 + 127 = 486 362 + 187 = 549 362 + 457 = 819 364 + 527 = 891 367 + 128 = 495 367 + 182 = 549 367 + 452 = 819 367 + 524 = 891 368 + 127 = 495 372 + 546 = 918 376 + 218 = 594 376 + 542 = 918 378 + 216 = 594 381 + 294 = 675 381 + 546 = 927 382 + 167 = 549 382 + 194 = 576 384 + 192 = 576 384 + 291 = 675 386 + 541 = 927 387 + 162 = 549 391 + 257 = 648 391 + 284 = 675 392 + 184 = 576 394 + 182 = 576 394 + 281 = 675 397 + 251 = 648 415 + 278 = 693 418 + 239 = 657 418 + 275 = 693 419 + 238 = 657 428 + 139 = 567 429 + 138 = 567 438 + 129 = 567 438 + 219 = 657 439 + 128 = 567 439 + 218 = 657 452 + 187 = 639 452 + 367 = 819 457 + 182 = 639 457 + 362 = 819 462 + 357 = 819 467 + 352 = 819  475 + 218 = 693 478 + 215 = 693 482 + 157 = 639 482 + 193 = 675 483 + 192 = 675 487 + 152 = 639 492 + 183 = 675 493 + 182 = 675 514 + 269 = 783 517 + 329 = 846 519 + 264 = 783 519 + 327 = 846 524 + 367 = 891 527 + 319 = 846 527 + 364 = 891 529 + 317 = 846 541 + 296 = 837 541 + 386 = 927 542 + 196 = 738 542 + 376 = 918 543 + 186 = 729 543 + 276 = 819 546 + 183 = 729 546 + 192 = 738 546 + 273 = 819 546 + 291 = 837 546 + 372 = 918 546 + 381 = 927 564 + 219 = 783 564 + 327 = 891 567 + 324 = 891 569 + 214 = 783 571 + 293 = 864 572 + 346 = 918 573 + 246 = 819 573 + 291 = 864 576 + 243 = 819 576 + 342 = 918 581 + 346 = 927 583 + 146 = 729 586 + 143 = 729 586 + 341 = 927 591 + 246 = 837 591 + 273 = 864 592 + 146 = 738 593 + 271 = 864 596 + 142 = 738 596 + 241 = 837 614 + 259 = 873 614 + 358 = 972 617 + 328 = 945 618 + 327 = 945 618 + 354 = 972 619 + 254 = 873 624 + 159 = 783 624 + 357 = 981  627 + 318 = 945 627 + 354 = 981 628 + 317 = 945 629 + 154 = 783 634 + 158 = 792 634 + 257 = 891 637 + 254 = 891 638 + 154 = 792 642 + 195 = 837 643 + 275 = 918 645 + 192 = 837 645 + 273 = 918 654 + 129 = 783 654 + 138 = 792 654 + 219 = 873 654 + 237 = 891 654 + 318 = 972 654 + 327 = 981 657 + 234 = 891 657 + 324 = 981 658 + 134 = 792 658 + 314 = 972 659 + 124 = 783 659 + 214 = 873 671 + 283 = 954 673 + 245 = 918 673 + 281 = 954 675 + 243 = 918 681 + 273 = 954 683 + 271 = 954 692 + 145 = 837 695 + 142 = 837 715 + 248 = 963 716 + 238 = 954 718 + 236 = 954 718 + 245 = 963 725 + 139 = 864 729 + 135 = 864 735 + 129 = 864 735 + 246 = 981 736 + 218 = 954 736 + 245 = 981 738 + 216 = 954 739 + 125 = 864 745 + 218 = 963 745 + 236 = 981 746 + 235 = 981 748 + 215 = 963 752 + 184 = 936 754 + 182 = 936 762 + 183 = 945 763 + 182 = 945 782 + 154 = 936 782 + 163 = 945 783 + 162 = 945 784 + 152 = 936 
Christmas Present Ideas
It is often very difficult choosing Christmas presents for family and friends but so here are some seasonal, mathematicsrelated gifts chosen and recommended by Transum Mathematics.
Equate board gameHere's a great board game that will give any family with schoolaged kids hours of worthwhile fun. Christmas is a time for board games but this one will still be useful at any time of year. Games can be adapted to suit many levels of Mathematical ability. For Maths tutors working with just one or small groups of pupils this game has proved to be an excellent activity for a tutorial. Deciding on the best moves can spark pertinent discussions about mathematical concepts. Equate looks a bit like Scrabblefor aspiring mathematicians, that is. Designed by a real mathematician, it works like this: You put down tiles on a board and make points by correctly completing simple equations. Your nine tiles include both numbers and mathematical symbols; you can add on to previous plays both vertically and horizontally. more... #ad 
How Not To Be WrongThe maths we learn in school can seem like an abstract set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In fact, Jordan Ellenberg shows us, maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the world's messy and chaotic surface. In How Not to be Wrong, Ellenberg explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore, and when to change the equation entirely. Along the way, he explains calculus in a single page, describes Gödel's theorem using only onesyllable words, and reveals how early you actually need to get to the airport. What more could the inquisitive adult want for Christmas? This book makes a cosy, interesting read in front of the fire on those cold winter evenings. more... #ad 
Graphic Display CalculatorThis handheld device and companion software are designed to generate opportunities for classroom exploration and to promote greater understanding of core concepts in the mathematics and science classroom. TINspire technology has been developed through sound classroom research which shows that "linked multiple representation are crucial in development of conceptual understanding and it is feasible only through use of a technology such as TINspire, which provides simultaneous, dynamically linked representations of graphs, equations, data, and verbal explanations, such that a change in one representation is immediately reflected in the others. For the young people in your life it is a great investment. Bought as a Christmas present but useful for many years to come as the young person turns into an Alevel candidate then works their way through university. more... #ad 
Apple iPad ProThe analytics show that more and more people are accessing Transum Mathematics via an iPad as it is so portable and responsive. The iPad has so many other uses in addition to solving Transum's puzzles and challenges and it would make an excellent gift for anyone. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. It all comes with iOS, the world's most advanced mobile operating system. iPad Pro. Everything you want modern computing to be. more... #ad Before giving an iPad as a Christmas gift you could add a link to iPad Maths to the home screen. 
Craig Barton's Tips for TeachersTeaching is complex. But there are simple ideas we can enact to help our teaching be more effective. This book contains over 400 such ideas." more... #ad "The ideas come from two sources. First, from the wonderful guests on his Tips for Teachers podcast  education heavyweights such as Dylan Wiliam, Daisy Christodoulou and Tom Sherrington, as well as talented teachers who are not household names but have so much wisdom to share. Then there's what he has learned from working with amazing teachers and students in hundreds of schools around the world. 
The Story Of Maths [DVD]The films in this ambitious series offer clear, accessible explanations of important mathematical ideas but are also packed with engaging anecdotes, fascinating biographical details, and pivotal episodes in the lives of the great mathematicians. Engaging, enlightening and entertaining, the series gives viewers new and often surprising insights into the central importance of mathematics, establishing this discipline to be one of humanity s greatest cultural achievements. This DVD contains all four programmes from the BBC series. Marcus du Sautoy's wonderful programmes make a perfect Christmas gift more... #ad 
Christmas MathsThis book provides a wealth of fun activities with a Christmas theme. Each photocopiable worksheet is matched to the Numeracy Strategy and compatible with the Scottish 514 Guidelines. This series is designed for busy teachers in the late Autumn term who are desperate for materials that are relevant and interesting and that can be completed with minimun supervision. All the activities are suitable for use by class teachers, supply teachers, SEN teachers and classroom assistants and cover topics such as 'How many partridges did the true love give all together?' and 'Filling a sleigh with presents by rolling a dice!'. Children will have lots of fun working through the Christmas Maths themes but also gain valuable skills along the way. A great source of ideas and another reasonably priced stocking filler. more... #ad 
A Compendium Of Mathematical MethodsHow many different methods do you know to solve simultaneous equations? To multiply decimals? To find the nth term of a sequence? A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered. If you teach mathematics to any age group in any country, you are guaranteed to learn lots of new things from this delightful book. It will deepen your subject knowledge and enhance your teaching, whatever your existing level of expertise. It will inspire you to explore new approaches with your pupils and provide valuable guidance on explanations and misconceptions. more... #ad 
Math with Bad DrawingsI had been tutoring the wonderful Betsy for five years. When the day came for our last ever session together before the end of her Year 13, I received this beautiful book as a gift of appreciation. This a very readable book by Ben Orlin. I'm really enjoying the humour in the writing and the drawings are great. Ben Orlin answers maths' three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various formscartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that mathematics should belong to everyone. more... #ad 
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